These are the activities which you will be able to take part in on the 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th April 2017 during the 7 Islands Swing Festival. Four days of swing and fun, classes, concerts, social dance, exhibitions and much more.
Note: This schedule, being a provisional schedule and confirmation of some locations being pending, may be subject to minor changes in the times.
Thursday, 26th April
20:00 – 21:00 Clandestino “Warm up”.
21:00 – 00:00 PRE-FESTIVAL Party: Place pending confirmation. Time to get warmed up! We opened the 7i Swing Festival with a party with DJ’s. If you are already on Tenerife Thursday you will be able to register and pick up your accreditation and beat the rush. We will have an open class by one of our teachers and a practice of Crazy Break.
Friday, 27th April
13:30 – 15:00 La Laguna turistic tour and “Tapeo”. In this edition the festival will be held in one of the most charming cities of the island, San Cristobal de La Laguna, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1999. With this tour you will start the festival knowing the most emblematic places of the city and it will allow you to feel comfortable to move between the different locations where the events will take place. In addition we will give some recommendations on the best places to eat these days. And finally we will stay in one of them to enjoy some tapas and wines.
20:00 – 03:00 Reception. We open the doors to the 7i Swing Festival and our team will welcome you, give you your accreditation and will explain the basics of getting around the festival. This is your opportunity to ask us any questions which you may have relating to the event.
21:00 – 22:00 Taster 1. The first of these special workshops will take place in the same room in which registration is held. The teachers and theme of this first workshop are still to be confirmed.
22:00 – 03:00 WELCOME Party: Place pending confirmation. On Friday we will have our first thematic festival party, soon we will announce the dress code and the rest of the particularities of this party, which will be with DJs and live music. During the night we will enjoy not only the dance but you will have the opportunity to meet those who will be your teachers in the coming days with a short presentation of them.
23:00 – 00:00 Crazy Breaks. Enjoy the essence of swing dance and be encouraged to introduce yourself to this original team competition that arises from some of the dynamics of parties held at our previous events and will be very fun. The teams must be formed by a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 6. You only need to know very basic movements of swing and have good ideas and you can prepare it beforehand. We will inform you soon of all the details and regulations.
Saturday, 28th April
10:00 – 15:00 Workshops, Block I. EIn this first session we will make a small audition to be able to place you in your ideal class. We will send you by email and we will publish in the section of schedules of this web the definitive schedule once we do the distribution of levels, professors and rooms, although they will always be within this time slot.
16:00 – 19:00 Workshops, Block II. The second block of classes will be held within this time slot, we will detail exact hours and location as soon as we have formed the groups. We will send you by email and we will publish in the section of schedules of this web the definitive schedule once we do the distribution of levels, professors and rooms, although they will always be within this time slot.
21:00 – 22:00 Taster 2. The second special workshop will be held in the same room as the party. The teachers and theme are still to be confirmed.
22:00 – 03:00 7 ISLANDS SWING 2018 Great Party: On Saturday we will have the second thematic party of the festival, as well as the party on Friday, soon we will be reporting both the dress code (thematic of dress) and the rest of particularities. On this occasion we can also enjoy the best music selection of our DJs, as well as the best live music. There we will also be held the final of the Jack & Jill, a small performance of the teachers and some more surprises.
22:00 – 22:30 Jack and Jill preliminaries. Enjoy the essence of swing dance and enrol for this typical competition. It is not based on a choreographed performance format but rather another element for encouraging social participation in the dance. Improvisation and social dance are the fundamental aspects; the music and dance pairings will be selected randomly. The dance level is not the relevant factor; it’s all about enjoying swing dance and getting to know other dancers and new experiences.
00:00 – 00:30 Jack and Jill Final.
Sunday, 29th April
12:00 – 16:00 Workshops, Block III. The third block of classes will be held within this time slot, we will detail exact hours and location as soon as we have formed the groups. We will send you by email and we will publish in the section of schedules of this web the definitive schedule once we do the distribution of levels, professors and rooms, although they will always be within this time slot.
19:00 – 20:00 Clandestino. We could not pass up the opportunity to dance outdoors in one of the most interesting cultural spaces of La Laguna. This clandestino will only be the warm up for our last party.
20:00 – 22:00 GOODBYE Party: We will close the festival in style with a very special party in one of the most picturesque places in La Laguna. As in the previous parties we can enjoy the best music with DJ’s and the best local bands.
Monday, 30th April
14:00 – 20:00 Excursión (Pendiente de confirmación). Si todavía te quedan fuerzas vente a conocer un poco la isla. We will take you to the main points of interest and stop to enjoy some of the best gastronomic secrets of the Island. This excursion must be done with prior reservation. We will give you more details soon.
Starting on Friday, and at all of our parties, we will have a photocall setup where you will be able to take your vintage photos as a souvenir of the festival.
On the Saturday and Sunday, during breaks between workshops and in the evening during the parties, we will be hosting the Rincón Vintage, a market at which shops and artisans specialising in retro clothing, shoes and accessories will be showing a sample of their respective ranges.